TVNZ FC: Oly Whites qualify for Tokyo, but a bad weekend for Man U and City

The Oly Whites have qualified for the Olympics, setting up the possibility of Bayern Munich's Sarpreet Singh and Burnley's Chris Wood representing New Zealand in Tokyo.

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Chris Chang and the panel with all the football latest after the Oly Whites qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and the Manchester clubs suffer in the Premier League. Source: 1 NEWS

It's something the panel on TVNZ FC this week are hoping to see, with the under-23 side allowed three over-age players. And they're all agreed that the qualification is great for the advancement of the game in New Zealand.

Elsewhere, the Premier League had a weekend of topsyturvy results, with Man City losing at Wolves and unfavoured Newcastle United beating a very poor Manchester United at St James' Park.

It all meant good news for Liverpool, who are now 8 points clear. Although as Jack Mabire puts it on the show, in an impressive turn of phrase, they musn't get complacent and let a cushion become a pillow.

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